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BFP on a Break

Isn't that just the way it goes: you try for month after excruciating month to get pregnant, but to no avail. Then you decide to lay off for a bit, take it easy, re-charge the battery… and voila – you're pregnant!

Those are the types of stories you'll find here. And if you have one to submit for inclusion, we want to hear from you! Send us your symptoms through this contact form.

BFP After 5 Months TTC With Some Weird Symptoms

Hi,

I stalked this site for many months which was fantastic for reading about others but I found myself getting really impatient and frustrated. As soon as I focused more on having a normal life forgetting about Ttc I got pregnant straight away.

My symptoms were weird. I had awful nightmares every night for 4 days, I had hot flashes in the evening, I had nose bleeds which is not usual for me but is a pregnancy symptom, awful pains in my legs at night and my nipples hurt a bit. Drinking a few glasses of wine made me feel sick and I felt like I was getting flu. When I actually got the Bfp , despite ttc I was taken by surprise because we only bd 3 times that months. Weirdly some ovulation tests can detect pregnancy hormones too . The one with the smiley face also has a normal wee stick which gave me 2 lines but when I put it into the digital holder it said I wasn't ovulating, because I was pregnant. This was a Clear Blue. I did a normal hpt after which showed pregnancy too

Anyway best of luck! Don t exclude any symptoms - every woman is different

xx

BFP with very few symptoms

This was our 3rd cycle TTC #2.  My last two cycles I had every pregnancy symptom in the book and ended up getting BFNs both months. During those months I tracked every little twinge, pain, weird symptom etc. This cycle I took a much more relaxed approach. I didn't track anything and tried not to focus on every little thing. I did not have ANY symptoms this month up until a day ago. My BBs were not sore, no cramping, no implantation bleeding- nothing! The only symptom I've had is congestion that started about a day ago.  I thought I was out his month but tested yesterday at 12 dpo and got a very faint positive on an IC.  I thought it had to be an evap line so I tested again this morning using clear blue digital and BFP right away!! I couldn't believe it. There's still hope even if you don't have any symptoms.
Baby dust to all!

BFP after 3 months

Well, I have to say...I really didn't think this was going to be our month. It was the first month I decided not to temp, not to check the cervix, nothing.  We just BD'd when we felt like it and we just kept it fun and stress free :)  My husband is 29 and I'm 26, this will be our first.  We've been married for 8 months now and this was our 3rd try.   Here it is:

1-5 dpo  nothing.  Not even sure when I ovulated as I wasn't keeping track of any of it this month.  This is an estimation.
6 dpo:  very very slight boob tenderness on sides when poked
7 dpo:  same as 6 dpo
8 dpo:  same
9 dpo:  same
10 dpo:  some slight cramps...wasn't even sure if they originated from the uterus.  Could have been gas, still sore boobs on sides but getting increasingly sore.
11 dpo:  sharp AF like cramps, thought I would start my period but nothing. Still sore boobs, very large might I add.
12 dpo:  more sharp cramps in the am, but no period.  Boobs the same.  I keep wondering maybe they look a little veiny??  Oh, I'm sure it's all in my head.  Took a bath, went to the store.  Was going to wait till friday to test but I bought a couple EPT digital tests and went home and peed on one.  Just a formality, as I was sure it would say "not pregnant."  But nope!  At 4:45 pm on tuesday, I got my very first ever in my life BFP!!  I couldn't believe it.  I was in shock and shaking when my husband came home from work.  All I could say was, "babycakes, there's something in the oven...."  lol!  He was so happy!  We are so happy!!  Yay!  Good luck everyone!  Let's hope he/she is extra sticky :))

Finally BFP!!!!

This site has helped me through so many TWW obsessions and finally I can report in. This month I didn't exactly keep track of what symptoms were on which day but just an overall track of my sympotms. It started with a TERRIBLE break out probably the worst I've ever had. Then I had some cold like symptoms, was SUPER tired, emotional (teared up at several TLC shows and comercials and one day was not very nice to DH), cramps, and then came the headache and nausea that I still get every afternoon. Tested at 9 DPO with IC and thought it was BFN then went back and looked  later and there was a very very faint line, Tested again with IC at 10 DPO and the line was slightly darker, then today 11 DPO tested with FRER and got a Yes + after a few minutes....I think since it is still early that is why it didn't turn right away.

What we did different this cycle. Well really we just had fun. We had talked about how things were becoming to routine so we just had fun with it this cycle.

Baby Dust to all you ladies looking for your BFP! Keep your spirit up, never lose hope, and don't underestimate the power of prayer. We have been TTC for 1 year. If we didn't conceive this month we were going to see an RE and a fertility specialist.

Hope its sticky!!!

Very Weird Cycle => BFP!

I think this is a great example for ladies who are frustrated by their irregular cycles, and are worried it might mean they don't conceive right away.  Sorry for the length, but I think it's reassuring!

A little background: I have been charting and obsessing over my cycle since my husband and I got married.  In all honesty, I think it was detrimental to our sex life and added unnecessary stress to both of our lives.  In order to keep up the data collection but not worry about it, we made a little Excel program that allowed each of us to alternate symptothermal inputs, but that wouldn't let us see the pattern until after the cycle completed.  On our first month of "no-stress-conception" (which was, I must admit, a bit rabbit like -- woohoo! :P), and during a very weird cycle, bam -- BFP last week, at 18DPO.  Four of them, actually.  Haven't been to the doc yet (going in two days), but super upbeat and eager to start getting some real tests/scans!

My cycle was perhaps two short cycles, or one long cycle with breakthrough bleeding.  I am leaning toward two short cycles: one 27-day anovulatory (no temp spikes/erratic) followed by a short, scant period; then, another where I seem to have ovulated on CD8, as after that day my temps spiked and stayed high for 18 days.  I had a hunch (the DH even called it), but when no AF came, I knew I had to test.  Of course, this could all change if it turns out that scant period was actually implantation bleeding when I get a fetal age, but I am skeptical, as I never spiked in temps afterward and actually had a BFN (took it just in case) about a week after the bleeding stopped.

Here are the symptoms I've had since that CD8 temp spike:

1DPO-7DPO: Nothing out of the ordinary.
8DPO: Revolted by the smell of peanut butter (which I normally love but now appears to, sadly, be one of my pregnancy aversions!).
9DPO-18DPO: VERY wet discharge, abnormal for me.
14DPO-18DPO: Nauseous/food aversion.  Had to force myself to eat.
14DPO: Strong cramping, extremely irritable.
15DPO: Extremely irritable, VERY sore upper lady bits.
15DPO: Started strongly craving meat (and I'm a vegetarian!).
18DPO: One positive BFP!  Booked a doctor's visit.
20DPO: Crazy nosebleed (also abnormal for me, as I've never had one in my life), second BFP!

Anyway, hopefully the doctor can shed some more light on what went on with me this go 'round, but there isn't a doubt in my mind that I'm preggers!  Have had zero bleeding, just a bit crampy, nauseous, and emotionally insane since then.

I hope this information helps wannabe-moms that are nervous about their crazy, erratic cycles.

-Ashley

BFP with Endo/TTC for 22 months

Just got my BFP today after quite a long TTC road. 22 months of TTC, endo stage 2 removed in April, 4 IUIs, 6 months Clomid, and we got pg on a break cycle!!!!

Here's the story of this BFP cycle:
Ovulated on day 8 (usually day 16 on Clomid and 20 w/o meds).
Didn't find out until CD 9 that I had already ovulated... luckily we had well-timed BD on CD 7... had NO idea that we were TRYING at that point.
No meds-- just exhausted my 6 months of Clomid, had 4 IUIs (2 since the laparoscopy) and didn't feel a peace about moving to injectibles just yet.
No Caffeine-- very important-- I just quit caffeine 2 months ago and on month 1, I had a chem pg and this month a BFP! We also tried Preseed this month!!
After chem pg at 5 weeks last month
Mid-cycle bleeding-- it freaked me out-- 4dpo had some heavy spotting-- old blood... very scary!
Spotting last night (13 dpo) and very moody-- was VERY sure AF was on her way!
Progesterone supplements-- took it once the blood test verified that I o'd early. Progesterone level on 4 dpo was 9.2, so kinda low.

So far only symptoms are fatigue, cramping/pulling, and sore bbs. Bring on the symptoms... I'm thrilled!

Just wanted to share-- I always looked for symptoms like mine during the TWW, so hopefully this will provide some encouragement to someone. Above all else, I believe that God is in control and is the creator and giver of life. Although it has been a huge struggle to TTC, sometimes the harder the struggle, the sweeter the prize!

BFP on a break! (After 7 cycles of Clomid)

BFP on a break

I have been lurking this site for over a year and finally can post here, I am so over joyed.
I have taken 7 cycles of clomid, 3 femera with no success. july 14 was my last AF and I was on a break, was working out and lost about 7 pounds. I've only O'd three times on my medicated cycles and each time my boobs would get so sore up until AF.

Bding every other day starting Oct 10
Oct 10-30: Sore boobs, sensitive nips and side of chest
Oct 14: bding with preseed PM
Oct 16: bding with preseed AM
Oct 17: bding with preseed PM
Continue to bding every other day
Oct 27: brownish CM, cramping and still sore boobs, now heavy
Oct 29: took test at work about 2:30PM with light BFP
Oct 30: too another test FMU BFP, light
Oct 30: went to get confirmation at women's center, another urine test (2) BFP in the time frame, faint but there, and I had just used the bathroom an hour earlier.
Oct 30: After work 5:30pm me and DH wanted to see the words, still in shock, stoped and got digital on way home, took it and within second PREGNANT!
We are sold, this is real.
Continue to have heavy boob, nip not so sensitive, ache back, stomach rumbling like I am hungry.

BFP Naturally after IF Treatments!

Hello! I have found your website very helpful and amazingly enough, I can finally contribute this crazy story!

I am 28, DH is 28. We started ttc #1 in December 2005. No luck after 12 months of trying. All fertility testing (HSG, sperm count, ovulation) came back normal, we were diagnosed with "unexplained infertility". We got pregnant in February 2007 on our first IUI (natural, no meds), but miscarried at 7 weeks. This year we have been through 3 more natural IUI's, 3 Clomid/trigger shot IUI's (all "textbook perfect") with no success (plus surgery - I had very mild endo removed).

After a 3 month break of no charting or keeping track of anything, we were ready to begin In Vitro this month - I was just waiting for my period to start to begin my meds. Well, that period never came!!! I am 5 weeks today! Talk about shock! So, apparently, during the 2 day window when my husband was home from his business trip, we somehow conceived (well, I know how, /technically/, but you know what I mean!).

The doctor gave us a 1% chance of EVER conceiving naturally, so this has been absolutely amazing! Our family is shocked, everyone was getting prepared for us to go through IVF. We were so close to starting the IVF we are having to get our IVF loan cancelled.

Anyways, even though I had no idea (thought it was impossible) that I could be pregnant, here are some symptoms I have noticed (estimated OV date 09/27/08):

3 DPO: fever blister
6-10 DPO: incredibly thirsty, very unusual
from 11 DPO on: occasional tiredness, going to bed earlier than usual on some days
from 11 DPO on: occasional cramping. The first few days (11-14 DPO) I was expecting AF, and cramps seemed exactly the same. Now they are more varied (poking,
AF cramping, tingles, etc.)
from 14 DPO on: very very gassy!
19 DPO: very very gassy and bloated, heartburn in the evening (I never get heartburn), pretty uncomfortable.

*I had no spotting whatsoever, that I noticed (I had no visible implantation bleeding with my previous pregnancy either, I watched that one very closely).

FYI, my numbers:
4 weeks 4 days = 551 HCG / 23.7 PRO
4 weeks 6 days = 1508 HCG
We are nervous, but hopeful!

That's the story. I hope it gives hope to all those "Unexplained" couples out there!

Thank you!

BFP on break cycle

I am 35 plus, and have been ttc for over a year now. Six months into trying we started visiting fertility doctors who put me on clomid, and a pregnyl shot for better timing. We did this for 5 cycles with no luck. It was all getting mechanical, coupled with my general hysteria every month when getting AF, there was a bit of a strain on both of us. So we decided to take a break for 3 months, continue to try but in a more relaxed way, and after three months go in for a laproscopy. This was the third month, and the miracle happened! Here are my pregnancy symptoms;

0-2 dpo : nothing different at all

3-4 dpo : cramping on and off for two days, which was strange because usually I cramp around day 6 - 8

Usually by 7dpo my breasts get very heavy and start to hurt. This month there was absolutely nothing. No enlarging and no pain. They actually felt like they do when AF arrives. This was one of the first signs that something was different this time..

10dpo : cramping on my right side, but not exactly near my ovary. Convinced that this cycle is also a goner.

12dpo : feeling very very warm all day, and sever so slight sickish feeling in the morning. Hot flushes in the night and cramping. Had weird dreams about things going on in the womb and eggs speaking to each other, and saying this time it worked. Figured I had finally come to the point where I need therapy...

14dpo :dull ache continues on the right side. BBT is still not going down, which is also unusual because by now its on its way down or AF is here. And feeling.So took a test and saw a very very very faint line, not totally convinced that my eyes were not playing tricks on me so kept it to myself. At 3 pm I took the test again and this time there was no doubt - BFP!!!!

Honestly I think I had more early pregnancy symptoms during other cycles!!

BFP on a "break"

Dh (36) and I (32), have been married almost 6 years and ttc three years.

We were ttc for the first two years on our own. The next 6 months, I was working with my OB. I was tracking BBT and diagnosed with PCOS and started taking Metformin. Then he referred me to an RE.

After 3 months of Clomid, one round of Femara & HCG trigger w/ IUI, and 2 rounds of Gonal-F injectibles & HCG trigger w/ IUI, I ended up with a cyst on each ovary from over stimulation . So this past month we have been trying on our own (with no meds or procedures) using only OPKs, at the suggestion of my RE.

Also in April, my RE suggested IVF. So now I had been considering cashing in my 401K to finance this undertaking. In April, Dh also saw a urologist for varicocelle and had a ultrasound and surgery was reccommended. It seemed like the cards were stacked against us.

For the past 2 months, I have also been getting regualar swedish massage (15 minutes-twice weekly) for stress reduction, seeing a chriopractor, and eating better, taking Flintstones vitamins, and walking in the evening. I lost about 10lbs.

I had to buy 15 OPKs because I ended up ovulating some 5 or 7 days later than normal on cd 24. However, something worked! BFP! We got pg this month on our own. It does not seem real.

My bbs were sore so I decided to poas, at 13dpo/ cd 37, there was a faint line. I dismissed the possibility. At 14 dpo, I poas & it was obvious. At 15 dpo, doctor confirmed.

My first beta was Monday at 15 dpo and my 2nd beta was today at 19 dpo. My numbers are "great" per my RE. It really can happen on a "break".

Babydust ladies.

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